Chapter 5101:2-18 Child Day Camps

5101:2-18-01 Definitions for registered and approved child day camps.

(A) "Child day camp" means a program in which only school children, as defined in this rule, attend or participate. The child day camp's program shall meet the following requirements:

(1) The child day camp shall offer a program that operates no longer than seven hours per day. The seven hours do not include transportation time from a child's home to the child day camp and from a child day camp to a child's home, and does not include transportation to and from pick-up and drop-off sites which are not the child's home.

(a) The program may schedule one or more overnight activities in conjunction with its child day camp operation.

(b) The child day camp may serve children for more than twenty-four consecutive hours while also serving school children who attend seven or fewer hours per day.

(2) The child day camp shall operate only during one or more public school district's regular vacation periods or for no more than fifteen weeks during the summer.

(3) The child day camp shall operate outdoor activities for all children who participate in the program for a minimum of fifty per cent of each day that children attend or participate in the program, except for any day when hazardous weather conditions prevent the program from operating outdoor activities for a minimum of fifty per cent of that day.

(B) "Approved child day camp" means a child day camp that is approved to enter into a provider agreement to provide publicly funded child care pursuant to rule 5101:2-16-44 of the Administrative Code. Approved child day camps shall meet one of the following requirements:

(1) Be accredited by the American camp association (ACA).

(2) Be accredited by any nationally recognized organization that accredits child day camps by using standards that the Ohio department of job and family services has determined are substantially similar and comparable to those of the ACA.

(C) "Child day camp administrator" means the individual who holds overall responsibility for administration of the child day camp. These responsibilities may be delegated to other staff when appropriate.

(D) "Child day camp owner" includes a person, firm, organization, institution, or agency who operates a child day camp.

(E) "Hazardous weather conditions" means winds of twenty miles per hour or greater, continuous or heavy rain, hail, extreme temperatures, lightning or tornado warnings or watches within a twenty mile radius of a child day camp activity site.

(F) "Operate a child day camp" means to operate, establish, manage, conduct, or maintain a child day camp.

(G) "School child" means a child who is enrolled in or is eligible to be enrolled in a grade of kindergarten or above and who is less than fifteen years old.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014 and 07/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.012 , 5104.21 , 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.012 , 5104.21 , 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 3/6/93 (Emer.), 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-02 Programs that are exempt from being a registered or an approved child day camp.

(A) A person operating any of the following programs is exempt from being registered with or approved by the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) as a child day camp as required in Chapter 5101:2-18 of the Administrative Code and sections 5104.21 and 5104.22 of the Revised Code.

(1) A child day camp that operates for two or fewer consecutive weeks, and for no more than a total of two weeks during each calendar year.

(2) Supervised training, instruction, or activities for children that are conducted on an organized or periodic basis no more than one day per week and for no more than six hours duration. These programs shall be conducted for specific content areas, such as but not limited to, art, drama, dance, music, gymnastics, swimming or another athletic skill or sport, computers or an education subject.

(3) Programs where at least one parent, custodian or guardian of each child attending or participating is on the child day camp activity site and is readily accessible at all times. A child day camp that is on the premises of a parent's, custodian's or guardian's place of employment shall be registered in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 5101:2-18 of the Administrative Code and section 5104.21 of the Revised Code. A place of employment does not include a camp in which a parent, custodian or guardian of a child enrolled in the camp also has duties in that program.

(4) Child day camps that are funded and regulated, or operated and regulated by any state department other than the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS).

(B) A person operating a child day camp that is exempt from being registered or approved under this rule may choose to register as a child day camp. All requirements of the applicable rules in Chapter 5101:2-18 of the Administrative Code shall apply to any exempt child day camp that chooses to register.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014 and 07/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.21
Rule Amplifies: 5104.21
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/93 (Emer.), 9/1/93, 4/1/03, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-03 Registration requirements for child day camps.

(A) Registration of child day camps with the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) is required by sections 5104.21 and 5104.22 of the Revised Code.

(B) A person shall not operate a child day camp without annually registering with ODJFS unless the child day camp meets the exemption criteria in rule 5101:2-18-02 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The person operating a child day camp shall annually register the camp by completing the JFS 01258 "Child Day Camp Registration" (rev. 12/2013). The JFS 01258 shall be considered filed with ODJFS as of the date it is postmarked. A JFS 01258 received by means other than the postal service shall be considered filed when it is time and date stamped by ODJFS. A JFS 01258 submitted without complete and accurate information shall be amended by the child day camps and resubmitted to ODJFS with complete and accurate information.

(D) The submission of the JFS 01258 shall include the registration fee noted on the form. This fee is nonrefundable and nonreturnable.

(E) A child day camp administrator or a designated staff member shall provide the parents of each child who attends or participates in the child day camp with the telephone numbers of the county department of health and the public children services agency of the county in which the child day camp is located, and a statement that the parents may use these telephone numbers to make a complaint regarding the child day camp.

(F) If a child day camp that is required to register under section 5104.21 of the Revised Code fails to register with ODJFS or if a child day camp that files a registration form knowingly provides false or misleading information, the child day camp shall register correctly and pay a registration fee equal to three times the registration fee.

(G) Every owner of a registered child day camp shall register with ODJFS by March fifteenth of each year. This registration shall be effective for the period of March fifteenth through March fourteenth of the following calendar year. Registration of new child day camps issued after March fifteenth shall be effective from the date of registration through March fourteenth.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014 and 07/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.21
Rule Amplifies: 5104.21
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/93 (Emer.), 6/6/93 , 4/1/03, 4/1/09, 3/1/10

5101:2-18-04 [Rescinded] Application and fee required for approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/03, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-05 [Rescinded] Inspection of approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/03, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-06 [Rescinded] Issuance and renewal of approvals for child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-07 [Rescinded] Complaint investigations of approved child day camps investigation.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/03, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-08 [Rescinded] Denial and termination of approval for child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/03, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-09 [Rescinded] Environmental health inspections for approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-10 [Rescinded] Requirements for personnel in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-10.1 [Rescinded] Statement of nonconviction and criminal records checks for approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/09

5101:2-18-11 [Rescinded] Training requirements for program personnel in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/03, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-12 [Rescinded] Requirements for supervision of children in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-13 [Rescinded] Requirements for program activities in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-14 [Rescinded] Requirements for field trips from approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-15 [Rescinded] Requirements for health care and medication administration in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/03, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-16 Medication. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 4-1-09

5101:2-18-17 [Rescinded] Requirements for first aid supplies in an approved child day camp.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-18 [Rescinded] Requirements for the care of children with special needs in an approved child day camp.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-19 [Rescinded] Information for parents of children attending approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-20 [Rescinded] Requirements for records of children in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-21 [Rescinded] Safety requirements in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 6/1/09

5101:2-18-22 [Rescinded] Behavior management for children in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-23 [Rescinded] Medical emergency procedures in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-24 [Rescinded] Food preparation in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09

5101:2-18-25 [Rescinded] Vehicle safety and driver training in approved child day camps.

Effective: 07/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/09